Q Source

Spring Break Edition

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html  All submissions must be e-mailed to faith.green@yale.edu. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be

made!!  The right to edit is reserved. --Faith E. Green, Editor


From Dean Bartlett


        Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.
        Applications are available in Dean Bartlett’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Dean Bartlett’s office no later than April 19, 2004


Applications are being accepted for the Two Brother’s Fellowship.  See page 4 for details




                          Ministerial Practice and Theology Candidate Presentations
You are cordially invited to attend the lectures by the following Ministerial Practice and Theology faculty search candidates:

The first candidate, Stephanie Paulsell, will be presenting her public lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m on Monday, March 22 in Niebuhr Hall, N123.  It is entitled "The Art of Arts:  Ministry Studies in the University."  You are welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel to meet Professor Paulsell.

The second candidate, Pamela Couture, will be presenting her public lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 in Niebuhr Hall, N123.  It is entitled "Caring for Children beyond Biological and Adoptive Ties:  Challenges to Adult Spirituality and Christian Practice."  You are welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel to meet Professor Couture.

                                 Historical Theology Candidate Presentation

You are cordially invited to attend the lecture by the following Historical Theology faculty search candidate:

The fourth candidate, Eugene F. Rogers, Jr., will be presenting his public lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m on Wednesday, March 24 in Niebuhr Hall, N123. You can also meet Professor Rogers at the Wednesday morning coffee hour in the Common Room                            Dr. John Moses, reading from the works of John Donne
Thursday, March 24th, 4:00 p.m., Bookstore Rotunda
 Moses, Dean of St Paul's, London (the same office that Donne occupied in the 17th century) has compiled and edited a new anthology of Donne's prose entilted One Equall Light, which includes among its 1000 extracts sermons and letters previously accessible only in hard-to-find scholarly books. Dean Moses will share aloud some of theses works as well as some of Donne's poetry.
Copies of the book will be availalable for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the reading.
Sponsored by the Student Book Supply.  ALL ARE WELCOME!!!



Call for Articles

Since 1908, Student World has been a voice and forum to ecumenically-minded students, creating a network of concerns and ideas. Last year, after a thirty-three-year hiatus, the publication of the
world’s first ecumenical journal began again. With this message we are sending out a call for submissions and articles for the first issue of 2004, on the topic “Subtle as Serpents, Gentle as Doves” (Matthew 10,16).
     Possible topics for articles and essays might include (but are no means limited to): spirituality and intellectual life, wisdom and knowledge, Christian students and higher education, the role of faith in arts and literature, and participation in the shaping and maintenance of culture. The deadline for contributions to Student World 2004/1 is 15 April.
     We publish several kinds of articles in English, French or Spanish: personal but theologically-informed reflections and analytical essays (15.000–25.000 characters or 2500–4500 words) with footnotes and bibliography; opinion pieces on important trends and culture reviews (10.000–15.000 characters or 2000–2500 words); poetry, Bible studies, prayers and liturgy. If you decide to contribute, please notify the editors of your intent by
15 March: wscfstudentworld@yahoo.com.
    Please, we encourage you to communicate this call as widely as possible – throughout your movements, to friends, sister organizations, and church bodies.


Youth Group Workshop

Are you wondering about what helps youth or young adults grow in faith and stay involved in church?  Come to a workshop that might help answer some of your questions.  Prof. Roland Martinson, Professor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, will  lead a workshop entitled, "Things that make for Faith: A discussion of the key factors for developing faith in youth and young adults."  The workshop is being held twice, once on April 29 in
Manchester CT. and again on April 30 in Woburn MA.  Contact Kristen Leslie or Carl Sharon for more information.





   Pastoral Residency Program

THE LAKE FELLOWSHIP in Parish Ministry
Second Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
This two-year residency program is aimed for men and women who hold particular promise as pastors and wish to hone their ministerial skills under expert supervision in a large church setting.  The program has a threefold emphasis:  pastoral, congregational and academic.   The over-arching goal of this program is to inspire young men and women to develop those personal disciplines essential to the pursuit of a learned ministry.   The program begins in August 2004, and lasts for two years.  Applicants must be on track for ordination in the Presbyterian Church USA and hold the M. Div. Degree.  Preference will be given to recent seminary graduates.   Applicants must submit a cover letter and PIF or resume to Dr. Bill Enright via Bev McGee (bmcgee@secondchurch.org) by March 10, 2004. For further information about this first ordained call and residency program please contact Rev. Beth Godfrey at 317-253-6461 ext. 341 (bgodfrey@secondchurch.org)



Call For Papers

Samford University and the Lilly Fellows Program Announce Christianity and Human Rights - The Fourth Annual Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference
Thursday 11 November-Sunday 14 November, 2004 -Stamford University, Birmingham, Alabama

This announcement invites paper submissions for concurrent sessions. Session topics may include international and regional movements, denominational challenges and interfaith alliances, human rights in the United States, pedagogical and vocational challenges, and issue-related crises (such as genocide, women's rights, nationalism and terrorism). Session proposals on these and related topics are especially welcome. Abstracts of 500-750 words for papers and panels should be submitted by March 15, 2004.  Please send by mail to Lilly Fellows Conference, Department of Political Science, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL, 35229, or by email to fmshephe@samford.edu  This conference will provide honoraria of $500 to presenters in the concurrent sessions.  For more information, look for our website at www.samford.edu/lillyhumanrights

Student Minister Position

Downtown church in renewal is looking for a part-time student assistant to share in youth ministry and other areas of ministry.  We're looking for someone who wants to find a great deal of joy in ministry.  Seekers who love the journey of Faith and have an excellent sense of
humor (He or she will need it!) are encouraged to apply.  The material compensation (Which I am sure students for the ministry don't care about!) is above the average for a part-time student assistant.  Please apply to Student Assistant Committee, The Rev. Robert Naylor, Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Ct. 06830  or at bob@2cc.org or call 203-869-9311.







                                            ECCO Spring Leadership Institute

Six Monday evenings, 7- 9 pm SHARP, beginning on March 22 and ending on April 26.
The sessions will be held this year at Yale Divinity School, Prospect and Canner Streets, with free parking available.  Registration is $20. If you have someone for the training, please have them contact me no later than Monday, March 15.  We will be sending out some brochures, but not until mid-week next week.                                                   


        Summer Fellowships in the Big Apple

You are invited to apply for a fellowship to the 21st Annual Research Colloquium. Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project of your choice with access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Union, Auburn and Jewish Theological Seminaries. At a time when religion appears to be at the heart of humanity's gravest conflicts, it is clear that an increased understanding of how religion affects our lives is not an option: it is a necessity for survival. Since 1983, we have sponsored the colloquium because we want to have an impact not only on how religion is taught and studied, but also on the way it influences events that touch us all.  To that end we invite applications for a fellowship that will allow you to spend a month at our expense in a collaborative learning community, diverse in race, age, gender, religion and intellectual discipline working on a research or writing project of your choice. The successful applicant will have a capacity for integrating personal faith with the life of the
mind, and will outline a project that will be of interest to those outside his or her area of academic specialization or religious tradition. 
For the lastest colloquium information visit:



Summer Resident Director(s) Needed

Wanted for Melita House, a welcome house for refugee families.  Melita House is a ministry of First Congregational Church in Guilford (ONA).  Duties average 10 hours/week and include living on site, welcoming and assisting new arrivals, working with church volunteers and maintaining the house and property.  For more info, contact Rev. Linda Carleton lcrltn@earthlink.net or (203)453-0254.


Furnished apartment for lease

* Furnished apartment for rent
    * One bedroom
    * Heat, utilities, garbage pickup included
    * $850 / month
    * Located close to Guilford's green / town center
    * Easy on/off I 95, exit 58
    * Contact Andrew at 203-453-3411 or 314-781-2847
Please contact Andrew Allis – he is currently in Missouri at 314-781-2847, but his wife is temporarily at 203-453-3411.










Meaningful, learning employment!

Apply to be a Resource Assistant in the Ministry Resource Center in the Library during the next academic year.  Ask us for details.
Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director
Ministry Resource Center












































www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc   432-5319      ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff available 10-3 weekdays


Holy Week worship and other event resources….for any age group….Come find what you need!




Videos and DVDs on every imaginable way of looking at Jesus’ life, ministry, passion…watch some alternatives along with the conversations on The Passion of Christ!




Adult new member classes, confirmation experiences:  see what various denominations have.



Are you aware that “recipes and menus” already exist for leading on every imaginable topic with every age group in your congregation???  


They may be referred to as Leaders Guides or curriculum or…

You don’t have to invent from “scratch”. 

You can adapt. 

That saves and time and probably improves quality as you are in mental dialogue with the resource designers. 

For the rest of your ministry, life will be more manageable, theological fit will be greater, and quality may be higher by having a “launching pad” for leading groups. 

The resources will have ideas that will help you reach all learning styles. 


You are invited to the workshop:  How Do I Know What Curriculum Resources Match My Denomination or Congregation?  March 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Ministry Resource Center.  Let us know if this time doesn’t work for you and we will accommodate your schedule with a repeat.


Church Administration concerns:  stewardship, leadership, evangelism, financial management, staff relationships, etc…..We have what you need.  Check it out.


For yourself or for the congregation you are working with, you can increase  skills for The Ministry of Reading Scripture Aloud by participating in a workshop in the Ministry Resource Center, April 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  There are books with a variety of techniques, video that can use to lead a group for a series in preparation for reading, and other tools for your readers/lectors.  If the time is not right for you, tell us when is good.